The endemics – why care?

Endemism means that specific species of plants or animals live only in a particular location, which normally is quite small. An animal or plant doing that is an endemic. For birdwatchers and other wild life watchers endemism is a major issue, as many endemics are rare, hard to find and per definition can only be seen…

Faking it and making it

Survival in nature can be quite easy. Enough defenses invested, and one can make it quite safely through life. Examples are whales, roses and poison arrow frogs, investing in size, structures or chemistry in order to deter predators. The problem with these strategies is that they are costly, diverting energetic resources from growth and reproduction…

Sex on the first date?

Why are sea horse females so virtous? When meeting a male of their liking, the female sea horses will keep the male at bay for several days. requiring him to go through quite an elaborate courtship cycle before mating with him. Googling ”sex-on-first-date” will give you an amazing amount of links discussing the pros and…